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Relief of a king before Amen

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Sandstone block with relief decoration portraying a Kushite king, (left) lifting his hand in a gesture of greeting, before Amun (right). The king wears a crown similar to that of the god, but crested with a pair of ram's horns and a disk, and fitted with another pair of ram's horns behind the...

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Possibly from Kawa. By 1978: with Paris dealer; 1984: purchased by the MFA at Sotheby Parke Bernet auction no. 5154, March 1, 1984.

Credit Line

Egyptian Special Purchase Fund and William Stevenson Smith Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Possibly Kawa, Sudan


Height x width: 35.5 x 60 cm (14 x 23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief